May 15 2013
Third group of team members sit their MREW Mountain Rescue Casualty Care Course practical examination
On Wednesday 13th March 2013, we reported within our website on twenty two team members taking part in the written examination for their MREW Mountain Rescue Casualty Care Course, the culmination of many months of training and study, held within the teams training programme.
Eighteen team members passed this exacting written paper, with two members resitting and passing the written paper on Thursday 28th March 2013, and one member resitting and passing the written paper on Wednesday 1st May 2013.
On Wednesday 27th March 2013, twenty one team members (From the 22x who had sat their written paper on 13th March) took their final examination under the MREW Mountain Rescue Casualty Care Course, namely the two part Medical and Trauma Scenario tests, which constituted both practical and oral aspects.
We were very happy to report at the time that all twenty one team members who took their examinations on 27th March, successfully passed.
On Wednesday evening 1st May, a further group of Team Call Out list members sat their written examination for their MREW Mountain Rescue Casualty Care Course, which will be followed on Wednesday 15th May 2013 by their two part Medical and Trauma Scenario test examinations, which constitute both practical and oral aspects.
Fifteen of the team call Out list members who sat their written examination on Wednesday 1st May successfully passed the paper.
On Friday evening,3rd May 2013, two further team members sat their written examination and took their practical examination, with one of the two successfully passing both parts of the examinations.
This evening, a further twenty four team members took their practical examinations, with the excellent news that all but one successfully passed this examination.
A further thirteen team members are due to re-sit their written examination paper on Wednesday evening, 12th June 2013, all but one of these having already successfully passed their practical examinations.
This now means that at present, we currently have thirty six Team Call Out list members who have successfully passed all parts of their MREW Mountain Rescue Casualty Care Course Examinations.
Also this evening, our first tranche of twenty proud team members who had passed all their examinations, formally received their actual MREW Mountain Rescue Casualty Care Course Certificate, which is valid for three years, expiring on 27th March 2016. (Certificates for sixteen other successful team members are currently being prepared by the MREW Registrar)
With regards to the examinations held tonight, we would like to record our thanks again to Doctor Matt Orr BSc, Mb, ChB, DFFP, MRCGP, of Withnell Health Centre, for his ready assistance with agreeing to be our Senior Examiner.
We would also like to thank Bolton MRT Support Group member Peter Whitney, a Royal Navy Paramedic, who journeyed down from his home on Skye, to assist with tonight’s examinations, alongside Bolton MRT members Alistair Greenough RGN, ENP, ALS(I), APLS (I), ATACC and Mark Scott NWAS BLS & AED (I), MREW Opiates Trained.